• “Grand Theft Auto 6” is said to be in the early stages of development
  • According to a report, the game will start out with a "moderately sized release"
  • The last GTA game, "GTA 5," was released last 2013

“Grand Theft Auto 6” is reportedly in the early stages of development, but it has a big difference to “GTA 5.”

According to Kotaku -- which discussed at length the crunch culture in Rockstar Games -- a new entry in the GTA series is in the works. While it was not explicitly stated that it was “GTA 6,” fans assumed it’s what was being referred to in the report.

“GTA 6” has long been rumored to be in the works, with a recent leak even revealing that it started production in 2018. There have also been various leaks and rumors pointing that the game is in development.

The Kotaku article stated that the said GTA game in development will “start out with a moderately sized release.” Rockstar is said to be planning to expand it with “regular updates” in order to lessen the workload on its staff and prevent stress.

This reported structure, however, is a departure from “GTA 5” which dropped with a massive scale – which was actually one of its main selling points. As explained by Games Radar, such a plan means that “GTA 6” may end up like a live service title like “GTA Online.”

On other news, Ned Luke – who portrayed Michael De Santa in “GTA 5” – previously warned fans about clickbait and rumors about the game. He reiterated that people should not easily believe leaks, especially if it didn’t come from Rockstar.

"They say GTA 6 is gonna be made in Vice City -- how do all these people get all this information?" Luke said in an IG Live session. "People, do you not understand? Do not believe anything you see on the Internet from BossManF***TheWorld, or whatever his name is, or any of those guys.”

"They have no inside information. They're just clickbait. If you hear it from Rockstar, then you know."

Rockstar has not confirmed anything yet about “GTA 6.” However, it is pretty much clear they are working on a new project related to the highly popular action-adventure series.

For what it’s worth, “GTA 5” is still selling like hotcakes even after seven years since its release. Rockstar also continues to make money with “GTA Online.”

Several songs have been removed from “Grand Theft Auto IV” due to expired licenses. Reuters/Lucas Jackson